Defend Our Children, Inc

"Focused on Health and Safety of Children in Schools"

aka Defend Our Children Inc Publi   |   KILN, MS   |  https://www.DOCcharity.com

Mission

Our mission is improve Quality of Life, Health and Safety of Children throughout their educational journey. Our main efforts are to equip schools with Safe Space Desks and work with first responders to improve response. Safe Space Desks provide protection in the event of imminent danger such as school shootings, unexpected inclement weather, bullying and sexual abuse.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Mr. Todd Drummond

Vice President

Mr. Donald Drummond

Main address

P.O. Box 554

KILN, MS 39556-6858 USA

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EIN

83-4644192

NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Did you know almost 100 children died or were injured from nearly 50 school shootings in 2019? Similar statistics from the years prior. To summarize, we have four main "Problem Topics" we are working to address in schools: -Health and Safety -Mental stability -School Attacker(s) -Fire Alarm Policies -Bullying and Sexual Abuse Policies -Unexpected Inclement Weather

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National Awareness

Google has graciously donated $10,000 a month to use for googleads. We always revising our online marketing campaign to achieve national awareness.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents

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Population(s) Served
Adults
Parents

Encourage people to sign up with Charity.ebay.com and select us as your charity of choice. Once selected, the next time you go to list an item you can select the "donate a portion to charity" option and donate whatever % you want to our charity.

Why would you donate? Because ebay will push your product to the first few to appear when someone searches your item, feature you in the charity shop and push you to the front of the ebay featured page. That's big bang for buck!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

National Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric pulled from google analytics.

Number of return website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

National Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric pulled from google analytics.

Number of new website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

National Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric pulled from google analytics.

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

National Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric pulled from google analytics.

Number of website sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

National Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have exclusive rights to manufacturer a patented ballistic safety desk and equip schools with enough desks to defend their children in the event of imminent danger.

By providing a safe space and adjusting existing policies in schools and local law enforcement we can truly minimum the effectiveness of the above "problem topics". Attacking students will become much more difficult with safe space desks. With adjusting fire alarm policies the students have the option to defend in place while the fire alarm is verified. The desks give students a place to protect themselves from Bullying and Sexual abuse. In the event of a tornado or other unexpected inclement weather, the desks give the student a place to take cover and wait for the event to end.

The option of a safe space to take cover and defend in place until first responders arrive is how we increase survival rates.

This safety space created by the desk combined with adapting existing school policies has potential to solve many issues in education: School shootings, Inclement weather, Bullying, and sexual harassment.

Marketing Strategies: We are actively engaged in marketing campaigns to spread the word of this charitable cause. Marketing campaigns are active on platforms such as Smile.Amazon, Charity ebay, GoogleAds, Facebook, Facebook Ads, Instagram, Twitter, Website DOCcharity.com, Newsletters, private messaging, word of mouth, blog posts and general online presence.

Fundraising Strategies: We are seeking donations through online marketing strategies, Grants and Investors.

Product Strategies: The desks are given to schools for free. We all have heard of the small to nonexistent budgets that school face every year. The charity was made so we can come together as a nation and provide these life changing desks to schools at no cost to the school.

Our team's successful careers in fields such as engineering, research and development, manufacturing, explosives, team building,
management and leadership are the highlights of our capabilities.

Todd was born in New York and started his career as a machine technician in 1973. He soon switched career and found success in the Aerospace Composites Research and Development industry. After retiring from Aerospace, he joined his local Sheriff's department where he enjoyed his second career as a police officer and School Resource Officer. He is the primary inventor of the defense safety desk which is his sixth patent. Todd's several careers have focused on engineering, research and development, manufacturing, management, leadership and team building.

Donald found himself in the Construction Industry by demolishing houses after Hurricane Katrina hit his home town. Soon after his hometown got back to normal, he joined the ARMY and went to college for Building Construction Science. After graduating College, he commissioned as an ARMY Engineer Officer and started specializing in project management for healthcare buildings ranging from $10M-$50M. Donald's Military and Civilian careers focus on fields like engineering, explosives, management and leadership.

Student Safe Space Desks: Our progress so far consist of a finished computer generated model. A prototype has been built. First articles are in the pipeline and then testing to achieve protection ratings.

Case Studies: Case study work must take place. Case studies including existing policies and revised policies for schools, law enforcement, fire alarm responses, and bullying/sexual abuse. These studies require a team of law enforcement, school administration and our charity personnel.

Grants: We are actively applying for testing and hardening grants. Grants are a huge part of our nonprofit work.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We were working with a potential supplier that did not, and could not deliver on an agreement. That supplier was removed from possible involvement with our company and or product

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Defend Our Children, Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Todd Drummond


Board co-chair

Mr. Donald Drummond

Rica Drummond

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/31/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data